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31st Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Delivered through Dublin Airport

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                                                                    Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 31st DHC8-400 aircraft. The aircraft registered C-GKYL msn 4618 was delivered at Toronto Downsview on Friday 29 January 2021 . On 30th January the aircraft routed Toronto Downsview to Goose Bay to Keflavik before overnight onto Dublin as ETH9201 arriving 1211 local. The aircraft departed Dublin at 1328 local to Rome Fiumicino before overnight to its home base in Addis Ababa. This is the third Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 to be delivered through Dublin following sistership's ET-AXX and ET-AXY  on 28th October 2020. C-GKYL is to be registered as ET-AXZ. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 29 DHC8-400 aircraft in a two class 71 seat configuration with 9 cloud nine and 64 economy class powered by PW150A engines. Ethiopian’s key strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines operate Dash 8-400 aircr

Cavok Air Antonov An‑12BK Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                  On Sunday 3th January UR-KDM Antonov An‑12BK msn 02348107 Cavok Air CVK7022 landed in Dublin at 1702 local from Luxembourg with a consignment of PPE stock. The next morning the aircraft to Leipzig Germany.  The aircraft has a very interesting history being almost 50 years old originally delivered to the Soviet Union - Air Force in 1972 and is powered by the Ivchenko AI-20  a Soviet turboprop engine developed by the Ivchenko design bureau in the 1950s. It has been built in large numbers, serving as the powerplant for the Antonov An-12 transport. The An-12 was originally designed as a military transporter so can be used at remote cargo aprons within barbed wired military facilities and operate from concrete and unpaved runways, including grass landing strips. The aircraft has been modified and is fully EASA & Eurocontrol compliant with both EGPWS and TCAS systems has stage III noise level with a maximum payload of 20 t

Nordwind Airlines Boeing 777-300 Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                    On Thursday 7th January VP-BJP Boeing 777-367(ER) msn 35299 Norwind Airlines visited Dublin from Nanjing China with a consignment of PPE stock as NWS9482 landing at 0205 local. The aircraft departed to Guangzhou China on Friday 8th January at 1622 local as 'NWS9483'. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft is heavily tasked operating routes from China to Europe on PPE flights. The carrier is one of the biggest Russian Federation airline companies in passenger turnover. includes 95 destinations of flights in Russia and globally. Nordwind Airlines was established in 2008 based in Moscow Sheremetyevo with a fleet of 32 Airbus A321-200, Boeing 777-300(ER), Boeing 737-800 aircraft and is due to take delivery of two former Jet Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft leased from CDB Aviation.  Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Turkish Airlines increases Dublin capacity boosts frequency

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                                                                       Turkish Airlines has announced with effect 1st of February 2021 they will start operating their flights with Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Dublin to Istanbul route. The carrier will increase frequency from 4 flights to 5 flights per week as of 14 February and from 17 March (St Patrick's Day) to 6 flights per week and from 6 April a daily service. They also operate a weekly freight only flight operated by a Boeing 777-300(ER) to Dublin on Fridays. Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved